Surviving Halloween

It was October 31st, 1999 and all my friends were begging me to go out with them. I kept saying that I was just going to stay home this Halloween and hand out candy to the neighborhood children. Just safer that way I guess? I know what you are most likely thinking, but it was far worse.

Raising Children with Diabetes!

It happened to me. It could ha happen to you. In fact, it could happen to any insulin-dependent person living with diabetes. When the smoke cleared, I couldn’t believe what I saw. I saw it all! It was overwhelming at first to take it in: the clarity, the focus, the emotional stability and even my […]

Halloween Trick

It started like every other Halloween. John was excited anticipating all the candy he would get. He didn’t remember that his parents wanted him to give them the candy in exchange for toys. John's mom thought it was a great idea, toys for candy. To0 bad John didn't think giving his hard earned candy was…

Preventing Diabetes burnout

Living with constant blood tests, injections, monitoring, emotional issues and physical issue that happen over and over again takes its toll. Over time, you may feel worn out. In my previous blog"Dealing With Diabetes Burnout," I discussed the causes and symptoms of Diabetes Burnout. I talk about how diabetes is a highly stressful job, and…

Death by Sugar: Fears & Reality.

In a recent blog, I discuss how difficult it is to die from a low blood sugar. But, what did I mean when I said “low blood sugar?” Almost everyone interprets the meaning differently. Even different diabetes organizations can’t agree on a number that sugar has to drop below to be considered low. After a…

Halloween Bummer: Fear or Scare!

It’s that day again! I remember as a child how excited I was. And why shouldn’t I have been?  The day brings such excitement to kids across the United States and such fear to some of their parents. All parents have a legitimate right to be worried, with obesity on the rise and diabetes reaching…

Riding the Roller Coaster

So, it’s on to Tikal from Guatemala City. The trip from Guatemala City to Tikal is a short flight; all in all, it’s about an hours plane ride in a puddle jumper. After arriving at our hotel, we decided today would be the day that we go to the city of Tikal and see the…